Forgo standing elbow-to-elbow, fighting your way through crowded aisles at one of the chain grocery stores. Instead, enjoy a less stressful shopping experience by visiting one of these unique supermarkets in Pittsburgh that promise fresh food and plenty of variety.
1. 52nd Street Market – 601 52nd Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15201
Head to this charming corner store, a throwback to the simpler times of yesteryear, when you need bread, eggs, fresh produce, and other basic groceries. 52nd Street Market also sells hot coffee that you can enjoy while reading the newspaper at one of the market's seats. Stop by 52nd Street Market Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
2. East End Food Co-Op – 7516 Meade Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15208
Become a part of "Pittsburgh's only consumer-owned grocery store" with a $100 one-time membership fee at East End Food Co-Op. The grocery store offers a variety of benefits for members, including purchase discounts, and features fresh produce, cheese, dairy, and frozen food. Don't forget to stop by the soup and salad bar for a healthy snack or meal. Stop by the East End Food Co-Op daily from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
3. Pennsylvania Macaroni Co. – 2010-12 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Feel as though you've been transported to Italy when you browse the aisles of Pennsylvania Macaroni Co., a charming grocery store that boasts a wide variety of its own products, such as Penn Mac Marinara Sauce, and pasta, antipesto, fresh cheese, and fresh pasta. Shop at Pennsylvania Macaroni Co. Monday through Saturday from 6:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
4. Bryant Street Market – 5901 Bryant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15206
Step up to the deli counter at Bryant Street Market and order everything you need to make a delightful meal. Browse the aisles to stock up on fresh produce, eggs, ice cream, and a variety of organic products. Bryant Street Market is open Monday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
5. Reyna Foods – 2023 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Peruse Reyna Foods, which sells a variety of Latin American, Caribbean, and Mexican foods, including freshly made corn and flour tortillas, salsa, meat, rice, and beans. Drop by Reyna Foods Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
6. Groceria Merante – 3454 Bates Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Join generations of Pittsburghers who have shopped at Groceria Merante since 1979. The authentic Italian grocery store features fresh produce, cheese, meat, pasta, and ready-made food like Italian hoagies. Groceria Merante is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sunday from 8 a.m. to noon.
7. Robert Wholey Co. & Fish Market – 711 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Head to the Strip District, where you'll find Robert Wholey Co. & Fish Market. Stroll through the market that features a large selection, including fish, crab, beef, pork, poultry, dairy, and fresh produce. Shop at Robert Wholey Co. & Fish Market Tuesday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m, Saturday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Shop at these unique supermarkets in Pittsburgh and, don’t forget that the summer farmers market season is upon us. Click here to read about seven of
the best farmers markets in the Burgh.